Journalist Fired for Calling Israeli Occupation BrutalMarch 27, 2012 17:09 by Pesach Benson
People have a right to free expression on Facebook and Twitter. But when posts reflect on a person’s work, it can undermines the public trust and the confidence of employers.
That’s a lesson Sunni Khalid learned. Khalid, the managing news editor for WYPR radio in Baltimore, got the boot for a comment he posted on Facebook. The Baltimore Sun explains what happened:
Khalid, a former Baltimore Sun reporter, had been on probation in February for comments he posted on the Facebook page of a friend questioning the influence of Israel on American politics.
“I, for one, have had enough of this pandering before the Israeli regime,” he wrote. “The war-mongering toward Iran has, once again, distracted the world from Israel’s brutal military occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.”
It’s the same issue we’re addressing with the UN’s false photo twitterer, Khulood Badawi.
(Image of Khalid via Facebook/S.m. Khalid)